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about our experiences to what makes a small pet food store different from a big box chain and how we can serve our customers in different ways and how we would like to be able to continue doing this despite large corporate competition. we knew dogs that come in by name and we the people who come in by name. we know it may have special needs and allergies, we know when they need certain products ordered for them. we also deliver. we do a lot for our customers. most of that is to create a community atmosphere that is a neighborhood by neighborhood and that does contribute to the uniqueness of all of san francisco. i hope you consider that an thank you very much for your time. >> good afternoon, supervisors. i also work for jefferies natural pet food and by work at both locations. i come from a background of retail where have worked for big box stores. i have worked for both home depot and petsmart. one of the things that stood out in my memory is that at monthly store meetings, where we would hook up across the nation with other stores, one of the ways we closed each meeting was cou
their pursuit because all these big stores come in. [tone] >> good afternoon, supervisors. i own a small business in washington at i would like to emphasize the crux which was presented by jonathan at pets' corner as a classic example of the odds of real spirit coming into the city trying to establish a small business of making a go of it. we have businesses of formula retail stores coming into the city that will kill the spirit of entrepreneurship. it is a question that needs to be addressed. if you have these megastore is coming in, the sole individual who wants to establish a small business that creates the identity of the city is very crucial. it needs to be weighed very carefully to. were you want to take the city and how we differentiate yourself from the suburban areas? when the stores, italy, if they establish themselves in in different localities, which we call triangulation, they use their store to pat down any of entrepreneurial spirit. it is not good for the city and i would appreciate this legislation to pass. >> good afternoon, supervisors. i have petitions fromb &b pet sto
the and be and i think the owners here today and i think the -- over the spread of formula retail big box stores like the current pet food express on california and others, that would harm many of the small businesses according to testimony at the other commissions as well. the modifications i introduced last time will help us move this forward with the strong suggestions of the planning commission staff and i want to say that one other issue that has come up is why don't we allow a conditional use process to proceed? i will just i have respect for the decisionmaking process of the planning commission but many small businesses that brought these suggestions to us -- we have crafted this legislation carefully out of the urgency of our small business sector and we need to protect our neighborhood now, and for the future as well. other comments made at the planning commission were important -- why didn't we go further and make it work comprehensive as an overall effort to look at other industries like the hardware stores or office supply stores and i will just say we did our best to make this a lim
a bear. >> i like the view, and time that mountains but i am not a big fan of the woods. >> i talked to victor martin when he was on a lay over tonight and he says he is glad to be coming home. ktvu channel 2 news. >>> san francisco police released the names of two suspects in connection with a shooting on friday where a bullet struck a young girl. shadon caprice mitchell and lazarus thomas were arrested. the bullet struck a girl and the shooting was gang related and may have stemmed from a argument. the girl is in critical condition. >>> we learned today what authority found in the home of one of the us spects accused of beating san francisco giants' fan bryan stow. one suspect may have also been involved in other attacks that night. >> reporter: we have obtain these documents that show one of the defends a-- defendants attacked two other suspects and bragging may have put them on lapd's radar. these stetches take us inside the los angeles courtroom where the arraignments of louie sanchez and marvin norwood were delayed. disappointing news to bryan stow's girlfriend. >> frustrated.
so that they are stable and do not drain the general fund. that is a big aspect of it. another huge issue is the deferred maintenance on our infrastructure. we have a lot of infrastructure that has been deteriorating because we have not maintained properly. that includes roads, sewer systems, muni. we need to be much more diligent about maintaining our infrastructure. some of the big citywide issues that impact the district include transportation. we had more muni service and some other districts. it is not always reliable. some of the major bus lines in the district are not reliable. we have major projects like the renovation of delores park. it is an opportunity to define what the park is and what changes we want to make to it. that is going to be and port project, the same thing with glen canyon that is going to undergo a lot of work. one of the most challenging parts of the new district supervisor is that we elect the supervisors by district. it is very important to pay attention to the district, be engaged in the projects in the district. we also represent the whole city. any d
% blame congress and republicans. >> this say the long running down turn is forcing big fundamentals in how americans live. 54% of americans say they have had to change their lifestyle in a big way. someone in the household or close friend or family member has been laid off in the last year. 82% of marines say they areing a difficult time finding a job in their area. we wanted to know how it affected you. we invite you to record a video dairy and then upload it to u report or e-mail it to ureport to us and we may be coming out to tell your story. >> a democratic congressman is resigning in the growing sex skeanld. david wu of oregon made the announcement. yesterday nancy pelosi called for an ethics investigation after accusations by wu had a sexual encounter with an 18-year-old woman. he said he wouldn't step down but the well-being of his children come first so he'll resign. >>> just ahead, mcdonald's menu make over. how happy meal will get healthier. michelle obama weighs in on the changes. >> first i couldn't go to sleep. wide with awake. >> 49ers are back to work but honey...? [
some big financial problems. the agency says it lost $8 billion last year. part of it is because of the recession, there has been a steep decline in advertising mail but there's also a lot of first class mail that is now being sent electronically and packages are being carried bid private carriers. the postal service says it will consider opening village offices. postoffice desks and counters that would be placed inside businesses, town halls and community centers. postal service is expected to -- across the country for possible closure. we don't know yet which bay area postoffices may be on that list or how many of them. but about 10 minutes ago i did get a response from a u.s. postal service spokesperson in washington, d.c. she said at 10:30 eastern time they're going to be sending out that list of the 3,600 postoffices. so 10:30 eastern time so about an hour and a half from now for our pacific time. we should get that list and take a look at it to see how this is going to affect postal service here in the bay area. allie rasmus. >>> time now 6:08. the stand off in washington i
is inevitable and could hit families with mortgage payments and lower 401(k)s, other big costs. jake tapper and jon karl have been tracking it. let's start with jake. >> reporter: last night aftete their primetime addresses, house speaker john boehner was overheard saying he didn't sign up to go mano a mano with the president of the united states after the president called for congress to compromise. the president spoke sternly to the american people last night blaming house republicans, especially freshmen, for holding up a debt deal. >> the only reason this balanced approach isn't on its way to becoming law right now is because a significant number of republicans in congress are insisting on a different approach. >> reporter: house speaker john boehner responded by saying that the president wants to continue his rampant spending. >> the president often said we need a balanced approach, which in washington means, we spend morerend you pay more. >> reporter: right now there a a two competing bills, to raise the debt ceiling and reduce the deficit. a house one that likely cannot pass the sen
had an attendant that would take a passenger's request and then operate the car. the big change was the emergence of a electric elevators. starting in 1880, the electric elevator allowed building dollars to go much higher. we evolved from steam hydraulic elevators to the electric elevators that are not that much different from what we are going to see now at the top of the tower. this is the steam room on the top of the state st. francis. -- on top of the state francis. the equipment you see painted green, that is all the original equipment from 1972. we are just now in the middle of modernizing this equipment. >> why modernize? doesn't the equipment works fine? >> it does, it is of analog and intensive, and there are some additional controls. let me introduce the foreman to you. this is vince. he can do a better job explaining the project details. >> what is happening here, what are you doing? >> we are doing a major modernization. we are tearing out the old system, logic controls, and generator controls, and we will be going over to solid state. this is not your standard selec
through the intersection of octavia and oak, and it had collided with a big rig. a few issues. one, we notice that there are no seat belts on shuttle buses. you have to imagine the full weight of a person being ejected from the shuttle bus then to be injured and killed by the of the vehicle. we may need a re-examination of the law that gives this. i think that seat safety devices should be required in the shuttle and in the public. it is something that if required for children on the shuttle buses, then there may be consideration that we do that four adults, too. just by the full magnitude of this accident in this area. octavia boulevard, as wonderful as it is, does, i think, have some unintended consequences. this would require an assessment, especially as traffic intersects with the arteries. there is the traffic that we directs itself on to the smaller streets and alleyways that tries to navigate around the arteries because of how congested those arteries are, as people are looking to come off of octavia boulevard or go on as they are approaching the highway. it is important that th
day in solitary confinement today as norwegians rally together. this is not a big country which makes scenes on the streets all the more powerful. flowers still fill the streets of oslo today. it was called the rose march, an extraordinary outpouring of remembrance in downtown oslo spurred first by a single user on facebook. crowds eventually swelled to over 200,000. are you surprised how many people came out? >> no. norway is small country and everyone love each other. >> reporter: it wasn't just norwegians. americans as well. i noticed you came down with both the american flag and the norwegian flag. >> yeah, that's correct. >> reporter: support for both countries? i want norwegians to know everyone is supporting them. >> reporter: norway's prime minister said we are heart broken but not letting fear break us. the fear the result of this man who we got a glimpse of on monday. portraying no emotion. police say he has given them additional information he may have worked with two other terror cells both capable of future attacks. for that reason, he'll spend four weeks in solitary with
't a big hit. he built a more conventional apartment building after that to replace it. it really was the 1906 earthquake and fire that sort of spelled the end of carville. you have these hundreds of thousands of people looking for new homes, suddenly displaced. now they might listen to these men and say, look, you were renting before. you don't want to live there. i've got this lot out here, sand dune. but it's $100. you can build a house here for cheap. suddenly, more conventional houses start being built around carville. and some of the stores that kind of started throughout in carville are used by the neighbors. and you start seeing that these conventional homes start pushing out the cars. so we have these cars in the great highway. but behind we have these more straight forward, real houses. here it is again. they're sort of closing in on it. and writers bemoaned that the old planks that were used between houses and cars were now being replaced by real sidewalks, electricity actually comes out pretty quick. the septic tanks, windmills get replaced by real plumbing. the neighb
like tony handle. in the daytime i work for a big law firm of the type that tony probably would not hold in the highest of esteem, but i'm delighted to be here. you know, i think if you talked to most authors, they will tell you that there is something hot-wired into our system that says we need to try to tell a story. there is nothing at all in my background. i am an absolutely accidental writer. there is nothing in my background which suggests i should be writing novels. i grew up in chicago. i write books about san francisco. i studied accounting at the university of illinois. i have been a corporate and securities attorney for 28 years. i've now written seven best-selling novels about murder trials, death penalty cases, and courtroom drama. i have never handled a criminal case in my life. [laughing] so all of you out there who are thinking of writing novels, there is hope. but i did have this feeling a long time ago, probably from the time i was in high school, that at some point i would like to try to write a novel. and i can't explain why. i do know that when i read "presu
event, with family and friends. it could be weeks before we know how the 27-year-old died. her big comeback last month didn't go so well. hln's dr. drew said that she needed more time outside of the spotlight to get her life together. >> what they need to do is drop out and not worry about their job. if many months or years before they return to something like touring for a musical performance. >> okay, let's talk quickly about the suspect in the norway killings, anders behring breivik. he reportedly admitted that he carried out friday rampage. he claimed that the attacks were necessary to combat the colonization of norway. he said that his son must be mentally ill. >> translator: i'll never have more contact with him. in my darkest moments. whether than killing those kids, he should have taken his own life. >>> now i'm going to put a monster sum on the money on the screen and i'm going to use the viewer discretion line. because the figure is shock ingly big. $130 billion. roughly the gross domestic product of new zealand. it's the amount of u.s. businesses will spend this year dur
know who you can call to get a cab. i am a big believer in pedestrian bicycling as options to get around town. many cities in the world have far more people working or on bicycles into blocking or on bicycles. they are pleasant most of transit and are efficient. -- many cities in the world have far more people walking or on bicycles. they are pleasant and efficient forms of transportation. that will take cars off the road and make it easier for those who drive. if we want to create a world- class transportation system, we have to make a commitment to each of these modes of transit to allow us to move where we need to go. >> is it safe for pedestrians on the streets? >> it is not. in recent years, we have had too many pedestrian accidents. there are estimates it costs our cities several hundred millions a year because of traffic accidents, injuries, and fatalities. i am asking one of our transit agencies to study where we're spending our dollars around the district and whether we invested more money would help to reduce our overall costs that come when a pedestrian is hit by a car.
. we know we are limited. we cannot afford to give out a big loan. starting from the credit union, we educate them about filing taxes properly and then moving on to the bank, a small one, expansion, and we work with the bank. the bank and credit union are similar. we do allow tax returns, projections. credit unions do not charge an additional loan or processing fee. processing time, on a small loan, -- consumer loans probably a few days. because we require a business plan, sometimes it takes longer. business plans take a while. especially bank statements. we need to see consistent income coming in. so far, a credit union delinquent rate is quite low because we are working with a client. we want to keep that low and as part of our mission. there is no application fee. if you are interested in an application or information, i have brochures, or you can give us a call. >> thank you. next is marked with wells fargo. >> hello, i work for wells fargo bank. i cover the northern california region. i usually focus on about $350 -- $350,000 of sbe loans. last year, for 2010, i did 43 loans. so
of the windows. there are other associations that are not doing that, and sometimes they come up with a big surprise, and say all of a sudden they get this 75,000, 100,000 assessment. it's not something i guess that the city can legislate, perhaps, but -- >> that's interesting -- >> but it's something everybody needs to know. there's a life to this product. >> there's an inplied did youribility to the code but doesn't stay what it is. we often approve materials and the code says when we approve alternative methods of materials, there's eight specific lets which include safety, health, fire assistiveness, security, durability is one of those things. when someone says i'm going to use this product and i think it's equivalent to what the code requires one of the questions is how durable will it be and that raises the question what is the durability that you would normally get out of a product that is approved by the code. as we move towards these so-called performance design standards where they say i'm going to perform like the code even though it's not a product that meets the code, we're mo
with jazz and song filled the district of -- fill teh dis -- fill the district up like a big store you really turned me on your knock me off of my feet now ♪ [applause] supervisor chiu: next speaker. >> that is a hard act to follow. very good singer. i am the president of the fillmore jazz community association of san francisco. to the honorable supervisors, and to the general public, i thank you for this opportunity to speak. we do certainly ask -- signed you for the continuance of this item. certainly, there are many organizational and administrative struggles and hurdles and that we have had as a cbd. however, as the supervisor has so eloquently spoken, this community has gone through many transitions with regards to redevelopment agency -- the redevelopment agency. i think it causes for what i would like to call a mass anarchy. i will say that in a very brass way because we need to have some organized structure in the community for cleaning, safety, and for marking the area. without that, who will be the person to take that on? who will take the task of cleaning the streets? who
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was try to create a new sense of urgency to see if there's a chance to put the big deal back together that he and speaker boehner were close to having this deal last week. but in many ways, this speech was almost oh post mortem, almost setting up the blame game for the fact that no big deal is going to happen. and no matter what happens here at the end of the day, the debt ceiling is going to go up. but nobody is going to be happy about the deal. i can tell you this, ann, i had a bunch of democrats that said to me, would have been a good speech to give two weeks ago. >> i know that he called for public activism, so much so that we hear the capitol hill websites were crashing last night because so many people were trying to e-mail their representatives. it looks like he spooked main street, jim? will he spook also wall street? >> no, not at all. wall street is calm. the markets are looking good today. we had a blip down in the indicators between 9:0 and about 9:20. they came right back. no one is buying the panic, the sky-rocketing interest rates scenario. >> that said, hedge funds are
default. august 2 is the big day and president obama is urging compromise in congress. he spoke to the nation last night and he criticized the republicans. >> a significant number of republicans in congress are insisting on a different approach, a cuts only approach, an approach that doesn't ask the wealthiest americans or biggest corporations to contribute anything at all. >> but gop leaders say the president is the one who is refusing to budge. >> the president wanted a plank check six months ago. and he wants a blank check today. this is just not going to happen. >> republicans are pushing to raise the debt limit enough to last for the rest of the year and then a joint committee would tackle a second increase and more spending cuts but mr. obama says he will veto any plans to raise the debt ceiling if it comes in two waves. he supports a plan by majority leader harry reid to raise the limit to 2012. >>> breaking news out of morocco. a state news agency says a c- 130 plane has crashed in a mountainous area there. there are reports that 26 people have been killed, four injured.
, think that the u.s. is taking a serious step here, and get us through the 2012 election. it's a big argument. he's actually trying to create the political room for his adversary in this fight. >> that's right. david gregory, watching from boston. it's not just the risk at fault but the credit rating that worries so many in the financial world. >>> we're getting ready to go to john boehner, speaker of the house, who, while demonized by the other side in all of this, has had a tough time with congress, especially newly elected members of the tea party, many of whom who don't buy the premise here. here is the house speaker. >> good evening. i'm john boehner. i serve as speaker of the whole house of members of both parties that you elect. these are difficult times in the life of our nation. millions are looking for work and have been for some time. and the spending binge going on in washington is a big part of the reason why. before i served in congress, i ran a small business in ohio. i was amazed at how difficult washington, d.c. operated than every other business in america. most ame
leaders with just one week to go until the big deadline to raise the debt ceiling. he gave a prime time address to the nation last night and blamed the republicans for the current deadlock. >> a significant number of republicans in congress are insisting on a different approach, a cuts only approach, an approach that doesn't ask the wealthiest americans or biggest corporations to contribute anything at all. >> but gop leaders say the president is the one who is refusing to budge. >> the president wanted a blank check six months ago and he wants a blank check today. this is just not going to happen. >> republicans are pushing for a two step process that would raise the debt limit enough to last the rest of the year and then a joint committee would tackle a second increase and more spending cuts but mr. obama said he will veto any plan to raise the debit ceiling if it comes in two ways. >>> 4:37. drier yesterday? >> that sounds good. it wasn't as cold and the foggy guess kind of lifted a little bit. >> yeah. boy, that was gloomy around the bay area yesterday especially at the coast. still
will company owner $400,000 with the promise of getting big returns. instead, hines says he got swindled. >> when you put money in something that you think is safe and someone steals from you, it's really maddening. >> reporter: miller pleaded not guilty this morning to nine felony counts including embezzlement, filing false documents and forgery. prosecutors say he used the money to pay for an extravagant lifestyle that included a multimillion dollar home and using a private jet to take his wife and six children on vacation. >> he was living this lifestyle that no one could live by, building this mansion, kids go to wonderful private schools, nothing wrong with people going to private schools. but he was using the money of others to do this. >> reporter: miller's attorney tells nbc bay area miller's trying to do what he can to make things right. but the once well-regarded investor now faces up to about ten years behind bars. his alleged victims say he deserves it. >> i'd like to see him spend a lot of time in prison to, you know, make up for what he did to people. >> reporter: again, pr
investigateth. >>> the idea of a multifunctional i.d. card could get a big push from the oakland city council. the card could help with several issues, including identification for undocumented immigrants and also act as a debit card for the needy. however, implementing that debit card has been a problem. so they may put that on hold see the rest of the program can go forward. >>> there's controversy on the rule of trash crans -- trash cans in atherton. the city council narrowly approved a law which gives residents 24 hours to move their cans into place and another 24 hours to remove them. the rule comes about complaints about people who leave their cans on the street all of the time. some said problem should be resolved by just calling those who hibachily do that -- habitually do that. >>> the nfl lockout is over. kraig debro is live where the facilities are just opening up to players. good morning, kraig. >> reporter: maureen, players are getting here just now. i don't know who that player is. he rolled in. he was very excited. he did a little dance for us in the front seat of his car. we s
. >> are there any milestones established? >> a big one will be in the middle of march. we will get cost analysis from the retirement system on proposals out there. we will be gauging people's reactions to those numbers as a key market. the first couple of weeks of may will be important. that is when various proposals will be introduced in these chambers for the november ballot. june and july is when the board will vote on what goes in front of the electorate in november. those are the key milestones. >> talk about homelessness and how you are planning to deal with that as an issue. >> the key there is funding. everything gets back to that issue. we have a number of wonderful plans in place on how to address the homeless issue. we just cannot afford to. we continue to cut funding to shelters, public health programs that help our homeless population. if we were able to do what we have in place and fund that, we would be a better position on that issue. >> are there any specific programs with respect to homelessness that you feel are moving us in the right direction? >> the watershed moment was 200
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doing there in the first place. >>> and the prices of some big- ticket medications are set to drop. >> allan martin, ken has the night off tonight. a little showdown over the debt drama on primetime tv. first the president hit the networks asking americans who believe in compromise to call their representatives in washington. >> under a then came the republican speaker of the house who accused the president of creating a crisis atmosphere. robert liles shows us the drama may be aimed at one group in particular. >> president obama: the economy will be held captive unless they get their way. >> an angry president obama believes the nation has been hijacked by this republican plan. >> president obama: it's called the cut, cap and balance act. >> house speaker john boehner says his plan is a two-step approach, temporarily raising the debt ceiling while cutting 1.2 trillion in spending. it goes on to create a bipartisan commission of 6 republicans and 6 das to identify another 1.8 trillion in cuts. >> unfortunately the president would not take yes for an answer. >> reporter: obama says
been for some time, and the spending binge going on in washington is a big part of the reason why. before i served in congress, i ran a small business in ohio. i was amazed at how different washington, d.c. operated than every other business in america. for most american businesses make the hard choices to pay their bills live within their means, and in washington more spending and more debt is business as usual. well, i've got news for washington: those days are over. president obama came to congress in january and requested business as usual. he had another routine in increase in the national debt; but we in the house said "not so fast." here was a president asking for the largest debt increase in american history on the heels of the largest spending binge in american history, and here's what we got for that massive spending binge: a new health care bill that most americans never asked for, a stimulus bill that's more effective in producing material for late- night comedians than it was in producing jobs, and a national debt that has gotten so out of hard it sparked a crisis w
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no way, that they're not happy with what speaker boehner put forward for them? >> look, that is a big part of whatever takes place here, because they'rele really digging in. there's some house members who say no new taxes whatsoever, even on the wealthy americans, and the president saying that you need to get some kind of revenue here in order to make the system work for the long term health of the economy. that's very important. what can they come up with that can woo over those republicans who are being very clear about not wanting those taxes to go up. >> dan lothian, thank you. >>> all right. so the two plans on the table right, the democratic backed senator reid plan and the republican led plan from senator -- speaker boehner. let's begin with senator reid's blueprint, cuts $2.7 trillion over the next decade. a big piece is what senator reid calls the winding down of the wars in iraq and afghanistan. that will save $1 trillion. republicans have called that a gimmick, savings from wars that are winding down, even though by the way, the same savings were counted in some republican
anything. >> another big story we are following, a richmond teenager back home in the bay area after a survival training trip was cut short by a bear attack. 18 year old victor martin was with the group when the bear attacked them. the teenagers were crossing the river about 100 mi. north of anchorage alaska. he was third in line of seven hikers walking on a trail when they came across a grizzly bear. state troopers believe the bear was protecting a cub. he sustained a bite new-line above his ankles. he kicked the bear to get away. the teams were on a 30 day wilderness education >> san francisco police are looking for whoever was involved in shooting a woman in north beach last night. police responded to this area on francisco street between taylor and mason streets around 9:30 p.m. after a woman was walking along, walking home when she heard rapid gunshots. then, she realized that she had been shot. it police to not know if she was hit by stray gunfire or if she was actually targeted. >> the u.s. government has exactly seven days to increase the nation's debt ceiling otherwise the g
-offenders. once again, the big boxes come in. they put in programs. and the small community-based organizations have to really use their own funds to get people into unions to pay for their tools, to give them clothing and attire to get to the job. and they don't even have transportation sometimes. so there's a lot of small things that can happen to get them tools, tooled up, booted, suited, transportation to all the construction jobs that are in their neighborhood. thank you. chairman mirkarimi: thank you very much. next speaker, please. anybody who else would like to speak? i've run out of yellow cards. just stand in the aisle, one after the other. thank you. >> thank you so much for the opportunity to speak. i come here as a taxpayer and as a former emergency room worker who's worked quite a bit with exactly the kind of population we're talking about today. and i'm also -- because some of the conversation has been about the event last night in the bay view, i was witness to that event. i went to go hear chief the chief speak, and i went to hear what the community had to say. i was disappoint
. taking a live look at the big word. the dow is down -- at the big board. the dow is down and overseas asian markets closed up higher. the nikkei closed up 46 points. investors are optimistic that something will happen before next week. >>> the congress department released the home june sales. new home sales fell 1% to a rate of 312,000 homes sold per year but for the second year in a row, home pry iz -- home prices were up in 16 of the 20 largest cities. analysts say housing remains the weakest part of the u.s. economy. >>> president obama visited the norwegian embassy in washington this morning to pay his respects to the victims of the terrorist attacks. the lawyer for the admitted shooter is speaking publicly about the case. he says anders breivik was on some kind of stimulant drug at the time of the attacks and told him he was surprised that he wasn't dilled -- killed by police. >> this whole case as indicated is insane. he is in a war and he says the rest of the world, especially the western world, don't understand his point of view. that's in -- that in 60 years we'll understand
to exist, right? our strategy in the old days was to align ourselves with a big media company -- cbs. we align ourselves with yahoo! in some way and with ail -- aol in another way. you need the types of connections with more established or at least larger players in order to survive. the other reason is that the proliferation of sites has caused a change in the way people get their news. no longer do they just go to what we call destination sites, which was essentially a newspaper online. they are getting their news on facebook and google and bing and search engines. to be out there in that news sphere, you have to have different ways of attacking a and having connections and distribution arrangements. >> i would like to add that proliferation of new sites creates more demand for content, which creates more opportunity for professional writers. before you think about going into news as a business as an independent publisher, you have to think about what the need is, if there is a need in that particular space for another site, and then how you distinguish yourself and the content you pro
and giveaways to big oil companies. >> the stakes are high. today the head of the international monetary fund said that a failure to raise the u.s. borrowing limit in time could damage the global economy. >>> the postal service released a list of nearly 4,000 post offices that could be shut down. they include five in san francisco, two in oakland and one each in daly city, south san francisco and san jose. at each spot there will be efforts to set up services within local businesses nearby. >>> it's all part of a downsizing as more customers use the internet for postal needs. as the number of people advertising by mail continues to go down, has year the agency lost 8 -- last year the agency lost $8 billion. >>> they may be happy and now they are about to get healthier. >> mcdonald's happy meals will get a fruit and veggie makeover. anser hassan is live to explain. >> reporter: good morning. who knew that this little happy meal could cause such a big controversy. mcdonald's hopes that the plan changes that they have for the happy meal will have everyone happy. mcdonald's happy meals are becomi
to come back with another big bond. what we would like to try to do is get the street repaving back to the general fund. build up the general fund so that it can cover the streets. it may at the 100%, so we are looking at taking back the vehicle license fee that the state now has. they use it for everything but our streets. we need to take that local decision and get our vehicle license fee back to our streets. the combination of those two will colon -- continue to allow us to have a good pot of money to continue maintaining the streets at a high level. but these three years will only keep us at the current level. it will not get us into a better place because of all of the backlog of streets in disrepair. i want to make sure that we have done enough so that it does not increase fivefold, if we did not do anything. that is the danger. i am spending my saturday -- weekends -- talking to neighborhood groups about pension reform, the street repaving bond. those are two important things we are doing. we will also be introducing a half cent sales tax to take the place of the state's inab
is in the way so they can walk right on the coach. >> okay, take one big step forward. >> when i drop off a visually impaired customers, make sure you do not pull up at the shelter. you want to give them a straight shot so they can go to the left or the right. you want to pull in front or behind the shelter. never around any trees or pose. i usually let them know that they have about 10 feet before you. a straight shot, and wallace 10 feet away, and they can make the decision what they want to do from that point. every now and then, and visually impaired customer wants to be dropped off right at the shelter. so they can go to the left or the right from there. >> ok, you want to take one big step when you step off. the shelter is straight ahead. >> if i get on the bus and asked a bus driver to please tell me when to get off at seven straight, the bus driver very often will tell me to just look at the sign, and i will say that i cannot see the sign because and visually impaired. sometimes, the bus driver gets it. some of the time, the bus driver does not get it at all. it is really difficul
are some of the thoughts i had. supervisor elsbernd: thank you. let's step back and look at the big picture here. what you have in front of you, as has been discussed in public comment, a fully vetted, fully discussed piece of legislation that is brought to you through a collaborative process. six months of very intense work that at times got a bit heated, but it is something i am proud of and i think every member sponsored it is proud of and our partners in labor are proud of it. it is comprehensive in scope and is not just focus on the pension issue. it also focuses on the health care issue and it is not a proposal that ignores a thousand + of our employees. it gets savings as a result. it is not a proposal that unintentionally increases the retirement benefit of thousands of employees to happen to take a desman and our retirement. this is a well thought out and well lighted measure. the comptroller's office has finally put together some numbers that demonstrate what this ballot measure saves and what the public defender's ballot measure would save. i want to put those numbers in perspect
. they will renovate the trails around the lake. and the big project is the capital project for pine lake meadow. they are going to returf the dog run and the meadow by the day camp. we are looking for a very busy fall. by the spring of next year should have major renovations to the mark thal make it an outstanding park. i don't ever refer to it as my park. all the parks belong to all the people. this park belongs just as much to the families in the bay view sdrishth as it does to the gentlemen that lives across the street. i'm happy and proud to be the caretaker for them. i wake up every day and thank that i have
eyewitness news at 4:00. a big change. what mcdonald's has taken out of its happy meals and putting in instead. >>> suspect in court. two men charged in the severe beating of a san francisco giants fan may have let their anger out on at least three other fans. >>> i'm ron matz. at webber's cider, it's buy local week in maryland. it's healthy and delicious. the story coming up on wjz's eyewitness news. >>> it is blue skies, as far as the eye can see. and low humidity. not bad. stick around. bern's updated first warning weather forecast is coming up. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, >>> the famous chilean miners rescued. one struck a deal to produce a movie about a collapse of a mine last year. and the rescue efforts that captivated the world. trapped miners spent more than two months underground. shooting for the film is scheduled to start in 2012. >>> an elderly stroke victim is filing a lawsuit against the dallas police department. diane irons was arrested in may for public intoxication. police say she was slurring her speech. but when her son tried to tell them she was a stroke victim and not
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